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it's 4:30. 75degrees on this wednesday, september 2nd. it doesn't look like we are going to hit 90 degrees today, but it will be hot and humidity out there. good morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. traffic and weather on the 2s in a moment, but first, breaking news in inside. fire sweeps by a home in monmouth county. >> despite the firefighters' best efforts, not everyone made it out. >> reporter: so far officials are confirming at least one person is dead, and there may be other multiple victims as well. police are keeping us a safe distance from the scene as they continue to investigation.
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it happen at midnight at 245 jolle. by the time firefighters got here, the conditions were too dangerous to go inside. >> they couldn't make their way past the smoke and fire, and they tried their hardest to try to get up to the second floor where they thought there were some people, but they couldn't get there until the fire trucks got on scene, and they put the fire out as quickly as they could. >> reporter: we can confirm at least one person is dead and we are hearing there may be multiple victims. we will bring you the latest as we get it from long branch, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> we will continue to follow
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this story all morning long here on cbs 2. john, good morning to you. >> we did to it. yesterday in the park for a minute and a half, the change in the park will keep us as warm today. in the city, looking pretty, doesn't feel that bad. winds are calm. high pressure is still in control, and it is going to be yet another hot one today. relief coming possibly late thursday into your friday, and hopefully you don't need too much morning relief getting around. what's going on, alex? >> traveling this morning in west niacc, two lanes are closed from exit 11 to the tappen zee bridge. plan for that as you make your way through the span for lingering construction. on staten island lingering
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construction between route 440, and bradley avenue there. there's also two lanes westbound. to the george washington bridge, happy to say construction has cleared earlier than it did yesterday. alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide, and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. a developing story. stock futures are up this morning, following another severe drop on wall street. yesterday they suffered the third biggest loss of the year. the dow was down 469 points, and it even dipped below 16,000 earlier in the session. the s&p fell 58, and the tumble followings new worries about china's economy. >> you hate to see it slow down, but it is slowing down. >> tuesday's losses bring the market back into correction territory meaning they have
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dropped more than 10% from recent highs. cbs 2's jessica schneider spoke to a woman about her time on the run. >> i really need someone to help me. >> reporter: 23-year-old tiffany neumann claiming she is the victim after breaking out of police custody. did you steal a woman's credit card, too? >> i didn't steal it. she left if in the bar for me, and i used it. >> reporter: neumann beelined for the bar after walking out of the hospital where a now suspended cop left her alone when he went to the bathroom. she stole the cell phone and credit cards of a she defriended.
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>> i bought cigarettes and food. >> reporter: police finally nabbed neumann on tuesday morning when she showed up at her aunt's home. she's fourth suspect to escape custody since june. stephanie neumann is now facing escape, grant larceny, and possession of stolen property. an officer was gunned down yesterday morning 50 miles northwest of chicago, and helicopters and over 100 officers are searching door-to- door for the gunman. charles glenowitz was found shot after getting into the a foot chase with the victims, and his gun was taken. authorities are urging people stay home.
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authorities say he was married with children. this 33-year-old woman was followed to her apartment and attacked. she fought back and managed to get inside and lock the door. former wrestling star, jimmy snuka, has been charged with murdering his girlfriend from 30 years ago. she was found in alantown, washington, 30 years ago. police built their case partly on statements for snuka's autobiography. >> he's 72 and said to be in failing health now. two day care workers are out of a job facing disturbing
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allegations a of a day care fight club. it's alleged that the two former day care workers are accused of urging children to fight and recording the fighting on video, and then they posted them online. >> a dozen children between the ages of 4 and 6, just fighting. throwing each other to the ground, hitting each other. >> what we would like to focus on, a all the children are safe. that's our number one priority. >> reporter: erica kenny and chanese white are facing charges.
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star actor allen was a real life hero after getting his family out of their high rise. he tried to save his neighbor. >> when firefighters arrived they found the woman in the apartment, and she's in serious condition. still to come this morning, officers thought they were saving a child from a hot car, but they found something else instead. how about an egg mcmuffin for dinner? mcdonald's is announcing the start date for the all-day breakfast. we are still dealing with hot air today. numbers above normal. heat persists, and we could see showers. definitely the case thursday into friday morning, but will that set us up for the weekend win? traffic and weather on the 2s,
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on this wednesday morning, we have got 75 degrees, and another hot one for you. today we will check with john elliott in a moment to see what you can expected. if you check google this morning, you can see the new logo. it's been changed as the company becomes part of the new holding company, called alphabet. there's slightly different colors and type face. it's the most significant logo change since 1999 when they dropped the exclamation point from their name. in new jersey, the reservoirs serving bergen and hudson counties are now at only 45%, and they are asking people conserve water or there may be mandatory restrictions.
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>> we are asking that households stop watering their lawns. >> reporter: usage in august was up over 10% from last year. time for traffic and weather on the 2s. john, any relief in sight? >> yes, but we need it. we need a nice, soaking rain. the front rolling in wednesday into thursday morning, and we will look at the future cast in a second, and the weather watchers watching the nice numbers. this is the dynamic duo. mike and will linda, they have 60 degrees, and we are watching in the hudson valley. i want to check in with tony. tony has 70, and i found another heat lover. bring it on. tony will be happy today. others weary of the heat. there's more of it today and tomorrow, too. we should see a break brake from the big numbers friday into saturday, and that will usher in the chance nor rain as welt.
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they are connected, and we are connected to you. guy from sparta said 72 in belmar, and the city hanging on to the heat, but 4 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. dew point is still high, and it's still a sticky situation, and flirting with 90 means it will feel like it again today with the humidity. relatively dry day today, with the plans, here's what is going on. giant ridge of high pressure still dominating, and there's a little hint of a change there looking at the upper lakes into the midwest, and models, not very bullish on rain today at all. you will see a few clouds this afternoon, and then thursday, oh, some evidence thursday afternoon of the front, and so if that's your getaway period, and you're headed north or west, there's a chance you will see a shower. models being a little more lax
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and keeping the chance of rain on friday as well. that's my concern, and i know that's more of a getaway day for folks into the weekend, and then we should see an improvement by friday night into saturday day and sunday day looking good as well, and it's still a little full thursday into friday. it's still hot and humid today, 89. winds are calm. a south wind, and you can feel it. relief for the south shore, and that will actually cool the surf temperatures a bit for the jersey shore. mild, becoming calm tonight. tomorrow, watch for increasing clouds. more lift in the atmosphere, and then the chance for a late day or evening shower into your friday as well. remember, friday a little unsettled now with the slow mover, but what we do see, cooler numbers, numbers closer to where they should b and then you will notice the big uptick sunday into labor day monday as well. interesting changes.
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how many lanes are we changing right now, alex? >> a come, john. a you make your way out here, good morning to you. thank you for waking up with us. in hackensack we have at least one of the local lanes on 80 blocked here. we will continue to update you on this, and lingering construction on staten island, blocking two lanes on the eastbound staten island expressway from route 440 to bradley avenue, and there's two lanes westbound from slawson out. switch problems at 149th street with 2 freezing rains running with delays in both directions. because of the delays on the j.
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trains they are running with delay as well. good morning f you're just waking up, here's the stories making headlines this morning. a judge sentenced a former white south carolina police chief to 1 year of probation, but no prison time. yesterday richard combs pled guilty. a landmark move by pope francis, he announced it will be a year of mercy to forgive abortion for a year beginning in december. a powdered caffeine has been issued a warning label from the fda as a risk of death. you may want to check your freezer for packaged corn.
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9,000 cases could be contaminated withless teary. the product was in four different brand names with willwood super sweet corn and bountiful whole harvest cut corn, and west creek frozen vegetables cut corn. you can return the products for a refund. it looks like the breakfast menu will stay up all day at mcdonald's. franchises just voted to offer all-day breakfast starting august 6th. the menu will not include all items but pancakes and breakfast sandwiches are expected to be on the list. the blue angels will be performing for the first time in over a decade, but one act
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was just pulled out following an accident. >> reporter: this scene at an air show on sunday shows the pilot lose control and crash near the crowd of 500 spectator. the pilot died, but no one else was injured. on friday a pilot practicing for the new york air show crashed and died near a runway. in england a week earlier a vintage plane went down at a show, killing 11 people. >> every type of entertainment will have some kind of risk. >> reporter: the atlanta air show last year drew in 700,000 spectators. >> there's stringent rule here's in canada and the united states with regards to show lines and areas as to where they can fly, energy being directed towards the crowd that the european standards are not
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near as strict as what we have in the united states. >> reporter: we flew with the blue angels as they prepared for this week's show in new york city where the squadron will be headlining the event. >> there we go. >> reporter: after a pilot died at south carolina air show in 2007, the blue angels implemented new safety measures. egg harbor township, new jersey. >> vladimir looked very comfortable there. one of the safety ideas is to have just one show around the country instead of changing it. where you can get australian flavor right here in the city. >> and officers attempted to save a child from a car, but what they found was not a child at all. >> traffic and weather on the
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emergency crews trying to rescue a baby locked in a car in california got a strange but relieving surprise. rescuers responded quickly after oakland police got a report about a baby trapped in a car. once inside they discovered it was just a very realistic looking doll in a car seat. it's not clear why it was placed there, and police have not said if they have talked to the own, but something tells me they will. 4:52. that's odd. >> do you think the car owner will talk to the police, too? >> i wonder what is going on there. today will be almost as hot, and part of the area will be hotter today with a south wind, and we are feeling it. the heat and humidity today, and a few degrees warmer for thursday before welcomed relief. in time for the holiday weekend, and we could pick up rain late tomorrow into friday morning as well. remember that, and then we will warm up and look good for the holiday weekend, and still
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below 90 sunday into monday, and fog a problem for the east end, and parts of monmouth and ocean county. air quality sufferers again today, the air quality alert 11 to 11. you know the drill. big ridge of high pressure here. wet weather for the pacific northwest, but much of the country will continue to bake. a lot of heat, north to south. >> not going to feel that much better sneed. >> no. >> thank you. let's get to traffic. >> just trying. >> if you're traveling this morning, not a great ride, either in hackensack, new jersey a crash is blocking at least one of the local lanes on the westbound side of route 88 before 66. if you stick with the express lanes through the area, you should have an okay ride. we have subway problems at 149th street and jfk because of that, 2 and j trains running with delays in both directions, alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you so much.
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in the next half an hour, defying the courts a kentucky clerk is standing by her faith going against the courts. you don't have to go down under to get great dining deals.
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that's coming up next. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special.
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it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today. your coffee, your dunkin'. for adventurous diners in need of exploring cuisine, we have just the place for you. >> tony tantillo has the traditional dishes. >> upper east side is getting a taste of the cuisine from berk and willis. >> there's plenty of influence from my home country of australia. >> reporter: it stands for two explorers, and there's a true taste of the outback. sit at the bar and enjoy the small plates or a full dinner while you dine under the glass canopy. >> reporter: your dishes are amazing.
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one of the most popular australian meats is one i have never tried before. >> this is kangaroo. the loin of the kangaroo. >> reporter: so tender. >> very tender, yeah. >> reporter: the exotic meat was well worth trying it for $19. >> reporter: and the chops? >> grass-fed lamb chops with stuffed zucchini blossom this is tasmania. >> reporter: this is served with water melon, and heirloom tomatoes, and a nice influence on the plate. >> this is octopus with braised crispy pork belly. >> reporter: this is tender, very, very tender. >> thank you so much tony.
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>> i was waiting for the veggies. you remember my cousins for australia, that's all they talk about. >> all the australians love that. that's knife. >> enough with the crocodile dundee. that's how we describe chris; beautiful and tender. >> so kind. what do we have? hot and steamy. that's how they describe me. pace yourself again today. >> problems in new jersey and lingering construction. john and i are not the wealth of good news this morning. >> bookends of bad news. still ahead, the day's top stories including a fatal fire in long branch, new jersey, and we are live from the the scene. beer with your trash? sanitation workers accused of making demands at one new jersey bar, and it's all caught on camera. >> who could say no to melissa mccarthy.
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wait until you hear what she
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seconds. it's 5:00 a.m. and 75 degrees on this wednesday, september 2nd. any relief in sight? john elliott with the forecast coming up for you. good morning, i'm mary calvi. and i'm chris wragge.
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we will have weather and traffic on the 2s in a moment, but first, here's what is new this morning. a fatal fire sweeps through a home on joleen avenue, killing several people we are live from the scene. >> did you steal a woman's credit card, too? >> i didn't steal it. she left it at the bar for me. >> reporter: during the time tiffany neumann was missing, she stole credit cards and a cell phone, and that's how police tracked her down. >> "my personal life started to get a little crazy." >> over 30 years later, jimny snuka is accused of killing his girlfriend. she was found dead in a hotel pennsylvania. three suspects are accused
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of killing a police officer in illinois. he's the 26th officer killed by gunfire this year according to the officer down memorial page. a lawsuit in california could change the way uber operates saying they are wrongly classified as independent contractors and not the employees. the judge's decision that could have uber taking action. >> i went out, smoke everywhere, and i told my wife to get out. >> the drama bake real for dillon baker when a fire broke out at his apartment building. how he attempted to save his neighbor. >> thank you, mary, hi, everybody. we have variety this morning, and that means some fog for the island and the jersey shore. 75 and fog free in the city right now, basic snapshot is, it has not changed. you're under the influence of this big dome of high pressure, and numbers will be higher than
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they should b. around 90 in the city. thermometer may stop at 89, but it's feeling warmer than that. dew points in the mid-60 range. pace yourself. some variety around the area. cooler for the south shore, and we are still cooking. she's not cooking right now, but she's an excellent cook. right now she's doing traffic. here's alex. >> things are heating up here on the southbound freeway. we will let you know when it it clear outs, but you can see the map calculating the hesitation as you make your way through the area. a live look in hackensack, new jersey, the crash has been moved to the should over the local lanes of westbound route 80, and it's just before exit 60. if you choose to go through the area, delays are easing out and the express lanes could be an option for you if you want to take an alternate. construction blocks two lanes
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traveling here, in several different directions between route 440 and bradley avenue. we also have a block between slossman and richmond avenues. chris and mary, back to you. now to breaking news in new jersey. a deadly fire at the home by the shore in monmouth county, and janelle burrell has more in long branch. >> reporter: chris and mary, officials telling us that by the time they got to the scene, the flames were so big and out of control, it was nearly impossible for them to reach the people trapped inside, and right now investigators are on scene, and they are keeping us a safe distance from the house. 245 joleen avenue. you can see how badly the home was damaged this is happening after midnight, and again, crews said by the time they got here, the flames were out of control, and it took some time to get the flames out, but firefighters from multiple departments arriving here on the scene, and by the time they arrived, they said it was too
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far gone and too late for the people inside. >> they tried to get upstairs to the second floor, and the house was already fully involved, and they couldn't make their way past the smoke and fire, and they tried their hardest to get up to the second floor where they thought there were people, and they couldn't get up there until the fire trucks were on scene, and it happened shortly there after, and they put the fire out as quickly as they could. >> reporter: now begin this morning, officials confirming at least one person is dead, and there's likely multiple other victims at this point. no word yet on the cause of the fire. reporting live from long branch, new jersey, janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. police finally caught the woman who escaped from custody over the weekend. >> she faced a judge overnight, and ilana gold has details. ilana? >> mary, in the last few hours,
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tiffany neumann did face a judge here at manhattan criminal court. the last time she was supposed to be here, she slipped out of her handcuffs and spent the last few days on the run. >> i really need someone to help me. >> reporter: tiffany neumann had plenty to say when she walked out of the precinct. >> i broke out of the handcuffs when i was out of the hospital after they almost killed me. >> reporter: police say she lied about being pregnant after a weekend arrest claiming she need medical attention and then took off from new york presbyterian hospital when a now suspended officer left her alone to use the restroom. she spent her 36 hours of freedom bar hopping and stealing. she went right to the south street sea port and spent time at the fish market. that's where she took a credit
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card and cell phone there a bomb while drinking a beer. >> reporter: did you steal a woman's credit card? >> i didn't steal it she left it for me. shows her in hospital scrubs making the purchases. >> she bought some cigarettes and candy, and with just chatted. >> reporter: she was nabbed when she showed up at her aunt's home where investigators had been waiting. neumann is now in custody with the department of corrections and will face a judge again on september 4th. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. >> ilana, thank you. this morning former new york congressman, michael grimm is waiting to hear if a judge will delay the start of his prison sentence to have surgery. he requested a 2-week delay for an undisclosed procedure. the judge considering his request.
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the staten island republican pled guilty to a felony tax charge last year. a court appearance for the teenager charged in the shootings in the bryant park ice rink in 2014. a 14-year-old bystander was seriously wounded when the suspect tried to steal another victim's coat. local officials will be addressing public safety lessons learned since sandy. the forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the monmouth beach elementary school. fans of les mis stood with cast members last night to honor kyle jean-baptiste. he was the youngest person and first african american to play the lead role on broadway.
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how a kentucky clerk is defying the courts and standing by her beliefs against same-sex marriage. new jersey bars are claiming that workers are demanding bribes for their services. and let's get you dressed for the ride first. don't need your umbrella. take the shades, sunscreen, and it it will be hot and steamy. keep it light and loose. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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coming up. 12 minutes mast the hour. welcome back to cbs 2 news this morning. will we hit 90 again today? let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s for you, john. >> i bet i do. i'm just enough warmer, newark will probably hit it today. there's variety out there this morning. there's a juggling act, no, but a guy is spinning plates in commack? no. we do have fog. someone out there a big sullivan fan is saying yeah! in the city, we don't have fog, we have clear skies. you know who we appreciate? bill is spinning plates here. we appreciate you every morning.
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winds are calm, relative humidity at 70%. remember who was that? yeah, 70% is your relative humidity right now, and here's where we are seeing the fog. boy, parts of the twin forks, and you have the cooler numbers, and the fog, right in front of your face, it's going to slow you down for suffolk county, and 69 for mineola, and also around sea girt, reports of fog, too. walden is one of the cooler spots. i mean it does make sense, and you're running around and doing your chores, and there's high humidity. high humidity overnight, and when the temperature dips a bit, you will see fog. just exercise caution. if you're exercising, doing it early or late. in the city it will feel warmer with the dew points, not a record breaker, set in 1953, and sullivan was huge in 1953. sun is setting at 7:27, and so
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we did it yesterday, and 90, it didn't feel as bad yesterday, but we did the thermometer at 90. it was a heat wave. we are going to be warmer tomorrow, but for the city, two heat waves for the year, and still toasty with the south wind, and in fact it will likely warm up with interior parts of the area. that's one of the reasons we have the alert in new jersey. a good part of new jersey today, and then tomorrow a more dynamic day. there's compressional heating and a southwest wind, but there's a front in the mix. watch for increasing clouds during the day. the late day shower or storm is possible. if that's your getaway time, remember friday is now a little more active, but then we are going to set the picnic table for a nice labor day weekend, and saturday, probably the best. it's cooler, more comfortable, and then we warm up sunday into monday. parts of the area, also going to be flirting with 90 again for labor day, i know, seems late.
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close to it today. 90 plus tomorrow, and busy thursday, thursday night into the first part of your friday, and then there you go. a nice little way to unofficially wrap up summer. we are starting your commute right now with headaches, alex? >> yes, john. we start with our live drive speed map with an issue in long branch, and 36 is closed in both directions from rockwell avenue and liberty street. a detour has been set up for you to navigate around this, crews work to clear the scene. west niacc, the southbound new york freeway, between exits 11 and the tappen zee bridge span. it's making your way through the area. two lanes on the eastbound side of the staten island expressway between route 440 and bradley avenue, and two lanes westbound from clawson to richmond avenues, and remember, be safe, don't text and drive.
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chris and mary, back to you. now to a stat exclusive. sanitation workers telling a jersey city bar, no booze, no pickups. >> they have been demanding liquor to haul away the trash. >> the guy was so blatant and he seemed to think in this day and age he couldn't get caught. >> reporter: this owner of the pint is fighting back against sanitation workers who tried to shake down the employees at his bar. it started on august 13th, and you can see in this surveillance video, the man with the jersey city incinerator authority walked up to the window, demanding the employees step outside. >> he informed my employee his supervisor told him he could no longer pick up our recycling,
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but he would do so for liquor. >> reporter: surveillance cameras captured him once again asking for liquor in exchange for doing his job. >> they made it clear we would have to supply liquor for this gentleman and his entire truck on a weekly basis. >> reporter: the agency is not managed by the city and they said they are working to shut it down after a long history of corruption. is. >> it bothers me a lot that we have a few corrupt people that mar the reputation of the city and the city that so many of us love. >> reporter: the city is investigating the incident. kentucky clerk kim davis has until close of the day
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today to issue marriage licenses after denying same-sex couples. >> we pay your salary right now. >> reporter: kim davis is refusing to back down even show thee could face fines and jail time. >> under whose authority are you not issuing -- >> under god's authority. >> davis has been ordered to appear in federal court tomorrow. davis, herself, has been married four times and has two kids out of wedlock. a federal judge in california has sided with uber drivers and said the drivers are actually employees, say they have been shortchanged on tips and pays. and now it's a class action lawsuit. a successful surgery for a deer hit by an arrow in new jersey.
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the doe had been seen with an arrow in its muzzle, and wildlife experts were able to bring it private property where they were able to tranquilize it. they were able to remove most of it but had had to leave the arrow head. the man being called the hottest doctor on instagram. >> and we will have a check on traffic and weather on the 2s coming up next. and you can connect with us all morning long on facebook
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and twitter @cbsnewyork. good morning to you. middle of the week. 5:22. and we have 75 degrees. how hot will it get? we will mind out in a moment. a russian spacecraft with a crew of 3 took off this morning, and three men will arrive at the orbiting outpost on friday, bringing the number to 9 for the first time since november 2013. >> it's going to be crowded up there at the i.s.s. >> i think it's the anniversary of that thing, too. one of my weather watchers pointed that out to me.
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the readings are more conducive to fog right now, and the big ridge of high pressure is still dominating our weather. it's not moved much at all. fire island, you're cooler, montauk, too. in the city, 9, 90, next door, probably in my backyard. i will be out there, and i will fall asleep at 2:30 this afternoon with my sunscreen on. going to the beach this weekend, nice and comfortable for this weekend. warmer for labor day monday. it's going to be parts of the area, flirting with 90 again to wrap up the labor day weekend. after the hiccup thursday into friday a welcomed one with the chance of rain, looking good into the weekend. 5:23, looking busy. >> reporter: two lanes are closed on the southbound new york state freeway due to construction, and it's between 11 and the tappen zee bridge as you make your way to the span, and the truck struck the hutch
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northbound at king street, and 684 as an alternate will help you navigate through the area. long brach, 36 is close -- lock branch, 36 is closed, a detour has been set up for you. no delays here or the lower east river crossings, and remember, be safe, don't text and drive. alex, thank you. the yankees are looking to bounce back in boston. >> otis livingston with your sports update. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the mets are trying to bounce back against the phillies tonight, and the yankees will try to take 2 of 3 against the red sox. last night it was just enough for the w. that's a 2-out two double in the 5th, and that's insurance in the 8th. sneak the solo homer around the pesky pole. michael pineda was marvelous,
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and he got help to put the golden sombrero of big poppy. the blue jays also won, and they trail by a game and a half. the mets got ambushed at citi field, losing 14-8, and darren rough drove in 6 runs. i'm otis livingston, and that's your cbs 2 sports update. melissa mccarthy knows what she likes. >> and some say he's the hottest doctor on instagram. alex denis is back with the two talkers. >> a lot of people are paging doctor hottie. a new york city second year resident is creating an emergency on social media. this is dr. mike, and his extreme good looks are getting him a lot of attention. he's being called the hottest doctor on instagram according to cosmopolitian. dr.mike doesn't quite know what to do with all the recent attention, and he took a screen
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grab of himself, wow, thank you for the feature. i did go some investigating on your behalf because i'm happily married but his e-mail is there and he said go ahead and contact me. >> mcsteamy or mcdreamy? >> a little bit of both i think. real mchotti. according to people magazine, melissa mccarthy was at an open air market when she fell in love with the skirt a woman was wearing. mccarthy wanted the one the woman was sporting and bought it right off of her. the dress normally goes for $100, no word on what she paid. the vendor didn't recognize her, but a friend pointed her
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out, and she's like take my skirt! that's great! >> it's basically who ya gonna call? >> it's less awkward when a celebrity asks for your clothes. >> can i have your pants, please? [ laughter ] up next, the day's top stories. an overnight fire kills at least one person on the jersey shore, and we will have a live report from the scene, coming up. for the weekend one suspect is back behind bars. what she had to say when officers finally caught up with her. this is not your typical way to get around, but is it legal? the next round of personal transportation next on cbs 2
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it's 5:30. september 2nd. heat wave or not, it's a hot one out there today with more humidity, humidity, and this is as -- more humidity, and this is as students head back to school. a fire in longbranch, new jersey, has killed several people.
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there were reports of people trapped when the firefighters got on the scene. a woman is busted after she escaped police custody over the weekend. joe biden has signed on to be a guest of stephen colbert on september 10th. we will have that coming up, too. good morning i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi. >> we have been talking about stephen colbert starting september 8th. >> i think some the early political guests will give him a great opportunity to distinguish between the old character that was stephen to the new host that will be stephen. >> he has such insight when it comes to politics, and what will joe biden say? >> we are being consumed with colbert. colbert 24/7, and you can hear him in his car if you love his voice. that's thanks to the popular travel app waze. >> i can even change the settings to get the directionings from a voice i
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can can trust, stephen colbert. >> heavy traffic reported ahead. traffic, ugh my least favorite kind of jam followed apricot and toe. [ laughter ] >> and colbert's voice is available until september 22nd. >> you can trust his guidance. he uses the combination of a bunch of compasses, the stars, the sun. >> he drives a nice desoto. >> 0.1 miles, turn left, and then turn left. >> thank you, stephen. >> there you go. it works, way to go waze. >> reporter: directions back to your desk? >> exactly. we could probably use it this morning for traffic. >> let's see where we are going this morning. if you're going back to the beach it will be cooler for long island by a few degrees, and if you're at the beach right now, fog. 75 in the city with clear skies and calm winds. it's quiet out there and dry
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again today, and whoa, the kids are going back to school, and it's so hot, they will be tired after school. 89 in the city, feeling like low 90s, and a lot of humidity, showers and storms are possible thursday. we will talk about that in a bit. >> do they have air- conditioning in schools now? >> some do, some don't. a lot of water for the kids today. >> one of those kinds of days. you're traveling this morning, you will not love the ride in ryebrook. a hutch struck king street. it's being moved to the shoulder, but go to 684 to avoid the area all together. in west niacc, two lanes are closed on the westbound freeway. to the george washington bridge, construction wrapping up earlier than normal this morning you were delay free here as well. now to breaking news in new jersey.
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a deadly house fire by the shore in monmouth county, and janelle burrell with more from long branch. >> reporter: mary, we just got off the phone with police a short time ago, and they said several people are dead, but they are not yet confirming how many fatalities on the scene, but we are hearing they are members of one family, and right now police are still investigating here on joleen avenue: and they are keeping us a safe distance away as they try to get to how this all unfolded. we can show you video of it closer to the scene of the house, 245, and they said it was an interior fire. there was not a lot of exterior damage, but by the time firefighters got here, the inside of the home was engulfed. the people were trapped inside, and the conditions were far too dangerous for them to get to the victims in time. >> they tried to get upstairs to the second floor, and the house was fully involved, and they could not make their way
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past the the smoke and fire, and they tried their hardest to get up to the second floor where they thought there were some people, who couldn't get up there until the fire trucks got on scene, and it was shortly there after, and they put the fire out, and that was as quickly as they could. >> reporter: and again, police at this hour are only confirming there's several victims but we are hearing from multiple sources they all belonged to the same family. at this point, the cause of the fire is under investigation. reporting live from long branch, new jersey, cbs 2 news, janelle burrell. the woman who escaped from police custody other the weekend is back in police custody. >> tiffany neumann went before a judge overnight. >> reporter: a few hours ago tiffany was arraigned here.
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she defended her actions after 36 hours on the run. >> i really need someone to help me. >> reporter: tiffany neumann arraigned in a manhattan courtroom overnight had plenty to say when police walked her out of the precinct just hours earlier, admitting to her escape on sunday. >> i broke out of the handcuffs when i was in the hospital and they almost killed me. >> reporter: police said she lied about being pregnant claim seeing needed medical attention and then took off from new york presbyterian hospital when a now suspended officer left her alone to use the restroom. she spent her 36 hours of freedom bar hopping and shopping. she went to the fish market and she took a cell phone and credit card from a woman she met while drinking a beer. >> reporter: did you steal a woman's credit card? >> i didn't steal it. she left it in the bar for me.
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>> reporter: police traced fraudulent credit card activity to a fulton street newsstand. >> reporter: this video shows her in hospital scrubs making purchases. >> she bought cigarettes and candy, and we just chatted. >> reporter: the police finally nabbed neumann tuesday morning when she showed up at her aunt's home on the the upper west side, where investigators had been waiting. >> reporter: she is now facing multiple criminal charges including escape and grand larceny, and she will face a judge again on friday. ilana gold, cbs 2 news. ilan a, thank you. two day care workers are out of a job after what they called the fight club. they forced children to fight and then posted the videos
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online. >> a dozen children from the ages of 4 to 6, just fighting, throwing each other to the ground, hitting each other. >> what we would really like to focus on at this point, all the children are safe. that's our number one priority. >> reporter: 22-year-old erica kennedy and 28-year-old chanese white are charged with child abuse. police are looking for a man who forced his way into a home and assaulted a teenage boy. the man in this sketch knocked on the door, and police say the suspect started to kiss the boy and take off his clothing. the victim fought the man off, and the suspected took off in -- the suspect took off in a pickup truck. the hunt is on for three cop killers in illinois. helicopters and 100 officers are searching door-to-door for the gunman. a 30-year police veteran was found shot after he got into a foot chase with the suspects,
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and his gun was taken. authorities are urging residents throughout the area to stay home as they conduct their search today. the 30-year veteran was married with four children. also today the tunnel to towers foundation will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for wenjian liu's family, and renovations will also be done to the the rafael ramos home. cooper union has apparently agreed to settle a lawsuit over its decision to it charge tuition it was founded in the 1850s and was tuition free until last year. the board of trustees said that the tuition was or it would go bust. the board must form a committee
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to explore ways for the school to return to the previous tuition-free model. still to come, big changes for the port authority bus terminal. and the pope adds a major event to his new york city visit. how you can see him in central park. fire breaks out in a hell's kitchen building. how an actor helped people out. a few showers this week, but the weekend should be a winner. traffic and weather on the 2s,
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cherie has this little tip. need a hay bale for your fall decor? take a chunk out of my lawn. we need to conserve water now because of the lack of rain, and dave price is back. look at that he's thinking 65, and please tell me it won't be as humid on my birthday next wednesday. it won't be, david, and now everyone knows it's your birthday. good idea. i like it. this is 60 degrees from chris, and interesting history. 1930, the first nonstop airplane flight from europe to the u.s., and it took quite awhile, and then charlie has 60, and then this reminder, so important, school opens, and keep an eye out for the school buses crossings the roads, and make sure your dogs are nice and dry like that. in the city, it's comfortable, but you know it's sticky. not the case for the jersey shore and long island where you have cooler readings, and
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that's where you are seeing more fog. patchy fog to start the day as well. wayne even, 59 dries, and in the city a flirting with 90, and it will be a close call. when you do the math, though, feeling like 90 plus. plan on that, pace yourself, drink the water, and the kids that are going back to school, make sure they have plenty of water today, too. 9, not a record, but you're feeling it with the humidity. sun is setting at 7:27, and fall, yeah w we have fall in our sights, and it's 21 days away, and it's not going to feel like it. right through the weekend, in fact, numbers are above normal, and speaking of above normal, pollen count is high today. tomorrow, friday, and saturday, too. and so make sure you're ready for it. diving right into the futurecast a few clouds this afternoon, and yes, thursday, now this front that is pushing through, it will be kind of slowing down a bit. we will leave a chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the works for thursday afternoon, and there's really a better
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chance we will see more activity friday morning through midday, and if it's a half day or if friday is a travel day or the beginning of your holiday, remember, that chance of rain, with an isolated storm through friday, midday, before we see that really nice labor day weekend shape up for you. >> it's shaping up to be a busy one, right, alex. >> you're right, john. we had a truck that struck the overpass northbound. it's in the process of being loaded to unloaded in the area. moving to the shoulder, it's still causing delays. stick with 684 as an alternate in the area this is staten island here currently with construction blocking two lanes on the eastbound eastbound staten island expressway at clove road. delays here back to victory boulevard. as far as mass transit is concerned, everything is on or close to schedule for new jersey transit, and l.i.r.r. remember, be safe, don't text and drive.
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we should learn more today about gate changes at the port authority bus terminal that will affect commuters. a major shuffling is planned, starting the day after labor day, and we are told most new jersey transit buses will be assigned to third floor gates and coach usa bus lines will be grouped on the fourth floor. we will update you on that. >> alex, thank you. cardinal dolan will be unvailing a chair made for the pope to use at madison square garden, and there's word that the pope will be riding through central park. the archdiocese says they want more new yorkers to experience the pope. >> people will feel like they have been up close, and the popemobile will travel slowly. he will see the people, and the people will see him.
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when knows what will happen on the way. >> it will travel 72nd street to 64th street. when it comes to security, officials are leaving nothing to chance, working out ever possible doomsday scenario from bombs to snipers and the fastest route to a hospital from every location he will visit. you can get more on cbsnewyork.com and cbs 2. hena daniels is live from the new york stock exchange with more for us this morning. >> good morning, chris. driven as they have been for the last several weeks by problems in china, stocks started date sharply lower and never recovered. the dow jones sank 469 points, and a federal panel says airlines should tell passengers about change and cancellation
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fees before they purchase a ticket. carriers should also disclose the size of the plane's seats prior to travel. organic may not always mean it's the best. the business publication port says organic food may not be worth the hefty price tag. it's 50% more expensive, and there's no proof it's better for us. it yields lower amounts of food with the heavier toll on the environment like greenhouse emissions. >> hena, thank you so much. in the next half an hour, the news that had harry potter fans taking to twitter by the millions. >> you don't know? >> they are allowed in the park though? >> yeah. >> but are they? the newest technology helping people get around, and officers aren't sure if they are treat legal. first the yankees keeping pace with the bluejays with the
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and welcome back on this wednesday, september 2nd. all right 75-degree outs there at 5:51. it's going to be another one of those days out there. we may not be in the 90s all around the area, but it will feel like it. dillon baker has a reoccurring role on "the good wife" and he jumped into action yesterday after a fire broke out in his apartment.
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he raced back to the apartment of an elderly disabled woman. >> i opened the door, and i was surprised to find it open, and there were flames everywhere, smoke coming out at me, and i had to slam the door. i yelled again and didn't find anything. >> when firefighters arrived, they found the woman in the apartment, and she is in serious condition. it's 5:52. let's get to traffic and weather on the 2s, but what can we see out there today, john? >> almost a repeat. parts of the area will be warmer with the south wind, and there's the variety with the south wind, and we are dealing with the fog for the east end of long island and the jersey shore with the cooler readings there. mt. kisco through bronxville, down into more of the city. 75, central park always holding on to the heat. the problem this morning, low visibility. monmouth and ocean county and eastern suffolk with patchy fog out there. that's how you can start your day. sticky day today. upper 80s to low 90s, feeling like the low 90s around the area with the dew points, but
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after rain thursday into friday, saturday, sunday, and monday, super for the beach, and notice, it's going to be hot and humid again for labor day monday. atypical and above normal. ocean temperatures good. the mountains looking great. warmer sunday into monday. the needed rain thursday into friday, looking good for the unofficial culmination of your summer fun. not a lot of fun on the busy roadways. >> i'm happy to say the alert we were following in ryebrook, a truck on the hutch. that's cleared out. that's an alert we were following. the live drive speed map in queens, glencove road to manhattan, taking you 24 minutes and an average speed of 45 miles an hour there. the jfk much smoother than the alerts causing hesitation earlier. the brooklyn bridge, 10 more minutes until the construction clears, and delays are build
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making your way northbound on the bqe north to the bridge. that's typical for this time of the morning. if you're taking metro north, new jersey transit, or l.i.r.r., everything is on or close to schedule. remember, be safe, don't text and drive. chris and mary, back to you. >> alex, you may see evidence of a new craze on your way to work this morning. >> they are mixing it up with pedestrians, bikes, and cars, but are they safe and legal? meg baker shows us there's confusion over the way some are wheeling around the city. >> they are taking over the streets, but are they a danger to pedestrians at speeds of 18 miles an hour? >> i joke around it's like flying like a hovercraft or something. the wind is blowing, and it feels great. >> this is is a motorized unicycle. this is new technology hitting the streets, but are they allowed? according to the nypd not legal
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are the motorized e bikes and electric scooters, but we spoke to all kinds of authorities who are supposed to enforce the rule, and they seem confused. you don't know? >> it's a new technology. >> reporter: they are allowed in the park? >> yeah. >> reporter: are they allowed? >> yeah. >> reporter: according to the department of transportation, motorized self-balancing devices are prohibited in new york city, but it's up to the nypd to enforce. william kenyon created the jetson wheel, a personal device he sells for $900 and says he can ride it anywhere. any rules to riding them on the sidewalk? >> no problem. he says he sold a few to police officers in the neighborhood for personal use. >> i sold a couple of them, make like 30 police officers already. >> reporter: according to the nypd, the personal transportation devices can not be registered with the department of motor vehicles and therefore are illegal.
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the nypd says they are unsure how the law is being enforced or if any violations have been written, meanwhile, it's all the rage in the city right now, legal or not. on the upper west side, meg baker, cbs 2 news. >> and people go right down the bike lanes. >> he's moving. >> i don't know. i have trouble just walking. >> that shows the difficulty on the streets. >> what are you going to hit? how many ankles and knees are we going to mess stuff. >> back to -- to mess up? >> back up to roller blading. >> every week something new is coming up. >> the hoverboard. >> that's what you're waiting for? >> i will give it a shot. we are hovering right around 90, and even if you don't hit it, it will feel like it. make sure it will feel like it. the wind in your face feels good. >> mostly construction delays now.
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an earlier accident has cleared up. >> what about the segway traffic. >> let me see if i can calculate. a deadly fire in long branch, new jersey. and a chaotic sentencing where the victim's mother had to be taken out on a stretcher. we will tell you why this is
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many knew him here as g.i. joe, and we remember him as someone deeply committed to the profession and his fellow officers. an all-out search for a police killer. the officer was shot after he radioed in he was chasing three suspects. he's the 26th suspect to be killed in the line of duty this year alone. superfly has been charged with the death of his girlfriend from over 30 years ago. his own autobiography may have led to a break in the case. can someone please help me? i need a lawyer. >> reporter: tiffany neumann is facing more charges after being recaptured. >> under whose authority are
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you not issuing marriage licenses? >> under god's authority. >> the woman refuses to resign and will not issue marriage licenses she will go before a federal judge this week. look who decided to take in a match at the u.s. open. derek jeter with a rare public appearance to watch caroline wozniacki win. she's a senior editor on his website, the players' tribute. >> you don't need a jeter heater, but i wish he was wearing a hat. you're dealing with the powerful sun this time of the year. force the fluids, and make sure your skin is protected, and the kids that are headed back to school, be nice because it will be hot weather today. 74 in the city right now, and high pressure dominates our weather. big ridge of high pressure breaking down but that's not until late thursday into friday when we see the front capable
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of breaking through. numbers above normal, around 90, feeling like 90 plus with the high dew points today. pace yourself and watch for fog in the area as well. more weather in a bit, and right now, it's traffic time with alex. >> we are starting to see the delays out there, john. a long line of red on staten island. let's take a live look to show you what it translates to. it's construction on the eastbound side of the staten island expressway at clove road. the doe lay -- the delays are back to 440. the inbound upper level of the george washington bridge, and stick to the lower level for a better ride, and the lincoln and holland tunnels are moving well for you. especially with school starting today, remember, be safe, don't text and drive. back to you. >> alex, thank you. we are following breaking news in new jersey. >> a deadly home fire by the shore in long branch.
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janelle burrell has more. fire officials said they did all they could, but they could not reach the people trapped inside. we are hearing multiple reports the victims were members of the same family. investigators are on scene, half a block down joleen avenue. they are keeping us some distant away as they get this investigation under way. they say this was an interior fire, and the flames consumed the inside of the house, making it difficult for crews to reach the people inside. >> they tried to get upstairs to the second floor, and the house was already fully involved, and they couldn't make their way past the smoke and fire, and they tried their hardest to get up to the second
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floor where they thought there were some people, but they couldn't get there until the fire trucks were on scene, and they put the fire out as quickly as they could. >> reporter: now again police confirming several people were killed in this fire here overnight, and we are hearing they were all members of the same family, and right now investigators are trying to pinpoint what ignited the flames here last night. reporting live from long branch, new jersey. >> police have finally caught the woman who escaped police custody overnight. >> ilana gold has more over the weekend. >> reporter: chris, just in the last few hours, tiffany neumann faced a judge here in manhattan criminal court. the last time she was supposed to be here, she spent the last few days on the run.
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>> i really need someone to help me. >> reporter: tiffany neumann admitted toker escape on sunday. >> i broke out of the handcuffs when i was at the hospital because they almost killed me. >> reporter: she took off from the new york presbyterian hospital when a now suspended officer walked away to use the restroom. she spent her 36 hours of freedom bar hopping and stealing. she went right to the south street sea port and spent time at the fish market, and that's where she took a credit card and cell phone from a woman she met while drinking a beer. >> reporter: did you steal a woman's credit card? >> i didn't steal it. she left it at the bar for me. >> reporter: police traced fraudulent credit card activity to the fulton street newsstand. this shows her wearing hospital scrubs and making purchases.
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>> she guys cigarettes and candy, and we just chatted. >> reporter: police grabbed her tuesday morning when she showed up at her aunt's home on the upper west side where investigators were waiting. neumann is the fourth suspect to escape nypd custody since this summer. she is now in custody of the department of corrections, and she will be in court again on september 4th. >> ilana gold, thank you. new video of a suspect wanted in an attempted rape. it happened around 1:00 a.m. on west 172nd street. a 33-year-old woman was followed to her apartment and attacked as she started to open the floor. she fought back and managed to get inside and lock the door. jimmy snuka has been charged with murdering his girlfriend 32 years ago. the victim was from brooklyn
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and found dead in a motel room in allentown, pennsylvania, following a wwe event. they believe he beat her to death and then denied her medical care. >> talking about his frequent use of steroid, cocaine, and in 1993 my personal life started to get crazy. >> he is now being held on $100,000 bail. fans of broadway show les mis stood with cast members outside of the theater last night to remember kyle jean- baptiste. lights dimmed in honor of the actor who died on friday falling from a fire escapement he was the first african american and the youngest person to play the lead role on broadway. the courtroom chaos in westchester that ended with a woman being taken out on a screechier.
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that's what i'm thinking about now instead of thinking about wearing the love of my life. the irreplaceable items taken from an apartment, and why it's part of a bigger trend. the steps residents are being asked to conserve water. >> water worries and atmosphere worries as well. today air quality alert is moderate. another alert 11 to 11. if the kids are not going to school but hanging out at the pool, not a bad day for it, but still humid. pace yourself. we have traffic and weather on
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geouofheas g fs. let's get to weather and traffic on the 2s. >> it will be hot and steamy again today, and pace yourself. interesting comments for the weather watchers. we want to head out and check in with steve beal, and here's the rub, my friend. visibility less than a quarter of a mile around river head, worse around the hamptons, around quogue, and out to orient point and montauk. we also have visibility concerns for the jersey shore as well, and then i think i have this one right here, and this one, kimberly fountain with this in sparrowbush, and this comment, still standing on
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the third day of kindergarten. she one of our weather watchers and additional kids headed back to school today, and the heat is not headed out of here. make sure you're ready for that and then the air quality alert as well. any respiratory distress and complicated by ozone. pay attention to your stomach this weather can make you sick if you tonight cake breaks and drink a lot of fluids. 69 in freehold, down to spring lake, and 59 in liberty. eastern suffolk, and then parts of ocean county. cool pockets around the area, and i'm using the relative terms, and temperature hits the dew point, and there's a cloud in front of your face. morning gray mixes away. we will see the sun again, and the heat, around 89, 90 with
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the humidity. feeling warmer than that. still toasty. wind out of the south. it's still sticky, and then the front, we have been advertising the front for thursday, and now it's kind of taking its time, and it's like later thursday into friday and we will see the showers and storms. it's a popular getaway day, and we have leftover showers, best bet in the morning, and then a good bet you're going to like labor day. i hope you have a nice extended break, and the weather will cooperate. saturday, far and away. the superior of your three day sap the there, and then you're really toasty again on monday. labor day monday not feeling like it will be above normal. good friend for next week. active thursday night into friday and it is always active this time of the day, what's going on, alex?
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>> reporter: we will first begin uneager -- first beginning on the begin -- we will first begin on the l.i.r.r. there's also the same perimeters around jamaica and subway stations. the metro north and p.a.t.h. trains are on or close to schedule for you. the eastbound staten island expressway at cove road. heavy delays back to 440. remember, especially today with school starting, be safe, don't text and drive. mary, back to you. a westchester county teenager is headed to prison for two sex atacts. 16-year-old javon roberts was sentenced for the knife-point rapes for an 11-year-old girl and 26-year-old woman.
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he was 15 when he committed the crimes, and the maximum crime is 10 years. his mother was wheeled out in an ambulance when she was hit by a shoe one of the victims threw. >> it's very sad. >> he will be eligible for parole for 3 years, but it's expected he will serve the maximum 10. the state can move to have him civilly detained as a risk to society. kim davis came face-to-face with a couple who demanded she do her job. >> pay your salary. i pay your salary. i'm paying for you to discriminate against me right now. >> reporter: she stopped issuing all marriage licenses after the supreme court's ruling in june. she said she never thought she would be asked to violate her deeply held religious beliefs. she is refusing to bow down even though she could no face
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jail time and fines. davis has been ordered to be in court tomorrow. davis herself has been married four times and has two children out of wedlock. a bride-to-be is part of a burglary spike in brooklyn. >> heirloom jewelry she wanted to wear on her wedding day is now gone. >> reporter: it's not how rachel wanted to spend the week before e-mail. trolling ebay and craigslist, hoping to find her stolen jewelry for sale. >> that's what i'm thinking about now instead of thinking about spending the rest of my life with the love of my life. >> reporter: thieves took jewelry from her grandmother and others. >> every piece had a lot of meaning for me, things i hoped to wear on my wedding day that i'm now unable to.
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>> reporter: including diamond studs and her fiancee's wedding band that was stolen. here others may not share her exact story, but they share her anguish at being theft victim. one wonders if it's because of the new, young residents. >> they are young professionals, and the burglars are getting smart. >> hopefully by the time i'm back from my honeymoon, the police will have found something for me. >> reporter: there's a new lock on her door, and she's trying to focus on what she will gain on her wedding day, not what she has loft. >> that's too bad. and the fight song that may bring a tear to your eye. and stock futures are up this morning after a rough
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start to the month on wall street. the dow was down 469 points,
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and the s&p fell by 58. falling reservoir levels are raising concerns. in new jersey, reservoirs for bergen and hudson county are
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now just at 45% of capacity. united water of new jersey asking people to conserve to avoid mandatory restrictions. >> specifically we are asking customers top watering their lawns. it can account up to 50% of the total house old usage. >> usage in august was up more than 10% from last near. >> time now for traffic and weather on the 2s, here at 6:22, and we are not going to see any rain. it will be relentless relief. >> reporter: the fact that we have not seen any relief. everyone is watering their lawn. with the heat, evaporative elements as well. thursday into friday, there's a chance for showers, and until then, it's just high and dry, and 74 degrees right now, and that's in the city, and it's cooler north and west, and that is also leading to some pockets of fog. limited visibility for suffolk along the jersey shore, and 89 in the city, feeling warmer than that.
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more of the summer feel continuing today. >> okay, continue, thank you. >> now to the commute. >> problemmings on the rails, specifically for l.i.r.r. customers. eastbound trains suspended from penn station to jamaica because of problems across the east river tunnels, and there's limited service, and subways are cross honoring on the city on the e. and 7 trains, and everything else is on or close to schedule for you. especially with some students starting school today, remember be safe, don't text and drive. >> alex, thank you so much. time now for your cbs 2 wfan sports update. teixeira is still not coming back, but drew is coming through in the clutch. the 2-out 2-run double in the gap, and the yankees are up 2- 1, adding insurance in the 8th, and garner sneaking it around the pole, and the yankees go up. a golden sombrero put on big
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poppy, but that's not good. the yankees twin big, 3-1, and toronto also won. they remain a game and a half back. okay. the mets looking for their 1 st. in a row over the -- their 11th in a row. suddenly a 6-5 '4game, and the thoughts of a big comeback were short lived. parnell giving up 3 runs, and this error did not help his cause. not looking good. and then darren ruff driving in his 5th and 6th running of the game. they go on to win it 14-8 the final score. day 2 of the u.s. open, american donald young battling back from 2 sets down, and he won in 5, and andy murray highlighting the forced victory over nick kergos.
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and federer with quick work of mayer. he comes into the u.s. open having lost just 2 matches all summer long, and when they write federer offer, he remains in the game. >> i was surprised by that. the duet tugging at the your heart strings, and back to school for the next generation of harry potter fans. >> reporter: back to school for some students, right? including young wizards' author j.k. rowling reminding fans that a second generation of students would be taking the hogwarts express. his oldest son, james, would be
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attending his first day, and he would be starting his first year as a griffendor. >> one little boy is turning to his fight song to fight cancer. this is my fight song, take back my life song, prove i'm all right song >> that's 7-year-old jeremiah singing his favorite song with rachel. prior to their fight, his parents started the hash tag on instagram. >> it's always good when a hash tag takes off like that. she eluded police for 36 hours, but this morning the woman who escaped the nypd is back behind behind bars.
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>> i broke out of the handcuffs when i was in the hospital after they almost killed me. >> how she claims she broke free. daycare fight club? local workers posting video online of young children they encouraged to fight. >> live on breaking news in long branch, new jersey. a house fire has claimed the lives of several people this morning.
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it is 6:30, cloudy skies on this wednesday morning. 74degrees, and another hot one out there. and it will be humid, too. will the heat wave continue? that's the big question right now, traffic and weather on the 2s coming up for you. >> first breaking news. several people are dead following a fire in new jersey. the pope prepare farce cruise through central park and the anticipated arrival of the chair he will be sitting in during mass. how a selfie is being used to seal the deal of splitsville. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm mary calvi along
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with john elliott and alex denis. who is wondering what? >> divorce selfies? a couple going through a divorce decided to take a couple of selfies and post them on the social media pages and the attorneys think it helps to diffuse the tension. >> it got 24,000 shares. >> if you click on instagram, i have 15 or 20 of people posting them in the last few days. >> they say they are smiling because we have done something extraordinary we think anyway, respectful honorably ending our marriage to end as parenting partners for our children they say. >> they didn't go down. >> some say it's a private matter that doesn't have to be so public.
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>> looks like i need a bigger selfie stick. >> another selfie i don't like. >> well, i will tell you what, if you're taking selfies today, make sure you clean your phone off, because you're going to be sweating a bit. you want a clean phone for the pretty selfie. hot and humid again today, and mary mentioned the clouds. pockets of fog south and east of the city. it's going to be one of the hazy, crazy days, and high pressure is in control, mixing away the morning fog, and you're left with sering summer sun and numbers above normal again. may not see 90, but it will feel like it. parts of the area, the thermometer hitting it thursday into friday, and we will talk about it and tell you why scott pelley and big stix are celebrating this day in history. >> i think i know where it's going.
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i will not say a word, john. >> eastbound trains are suspended from penn station and jamaica because of signal problems past the east river tunnels, and limited westbound service on the rain line and the port washington branches. you have 30 minute delays through the area. subways are cross honoring on the e. and 7 trains and will continue to update the big alert. especially with school starting for some students, remember to be safe and don't text and drive. if you're travel together airport, everything is on or close to schedule. >> now to break news from the jersey shore. >> house fire has reportedly claimed several lives in monmouth county. janelle burrell has more. >> reporter: lot of people just waking up to the news, obviously shocked by what happened here. several people are killed we are told. several members of the same family dead here overnight, and a very difficult night for firefighters who said they did all they could to save the
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family, and we want to show you video of it closer to the scene, number 245 joleen avenue. you can see from the outside the house sen tact, but the firefighters said it was an interior fire. by the time they got to the scene around midnight and tried to get inside, they were met by a wall of flames, trapping the people inside. >> they tried to get upstairs to the second floor of the house, and it was already fully involved, and they could not make their way past the smoke and fire, and they tried their hardest to get up to the second floor where they thought there were people, but they couldn't get there until the fire trucks were on scene, happening shortly there after, and they put the fire out as quickly as they could. >> reporter: as you heard, the firefighters did their best to reach the people, but it was syruply too late. several people killed, all
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members of the staple family we -- the same family we are hearing. firefighters are trying to pinpoint at cause of the fire from overnight. janelle burrell, cbs 2 news. >> woman who escaped custody over the week send back in custody. tiffany neumann went before a judge overnight. ilana gold has nor details on this. >> reporter: a few hours ago, tiffany neumann was here in criminal court. >> i broke out of the handcuffs when i was at the hospital after they almost killed me. >> reporter: that's what she had to say last night at the first precinct. initially arrested over the weekend on theft charges, and on sunday she made up a story
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about being pregnant, so she was taken to presbyterian hospital. she slipped out of her handcuffs when an officer left her alone to go to the hospital. she stole a credit card and cell phone from a woman who she met after she escaped and went to the bar. >> she bought cigarettes and candy. we just chatted. >> reporter: the victim did report the alleged theft to authorities, and police found neumann on thursday morning when she showed up at a relative's home on the upper west side. she's the north suspect to escape from nypd custody this summer. >> two day care workers are out of a job after disturbing allegations of what is being called a day care fight club. two former worker at the lightbridge academy in cranford, new jersey r accused of urging young children to
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fight and recording it on video. they referenced the movie fight club and posted videos online. a dozen girls 4-6 were involved. erica kenny and chanese white were charged with child abuse. dillon baker was a real life hero yesterday after he got his family out when his high rise caught on fire. he worried about his neighbor who uses a walker and pounded on her door. >> i was surprised to find the door open, and there were flames everywhere and smoke coming out at me, so i had to slam the door, and i didn't hear anything. >> when firefighters arrived they found a woman in the apartment, listed in serious condition. this morning former new york congressman, michael grimm waits to hear if a judge will
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delay the start of his prison sentence so he can have surgery. grimm was scheduled to start his 8-month prison sentence on september 10th. now to the pope's visit this month, and the holy chair made for his visit. it's being delivered to the garden later today. it was built byism grant carpenters in westchester. dolan will be at the garden today to unvail the chair. there's also word the pontiff will be traveling on the west drive to 60th street during his visit and the city will give away thousands of tickets for a lottery ticket for the central park processional. they want more new yorkers to experience the pope, and it's for new york state residents only. a welcomed site for the pope last week, and we told you about a giant mural going up in manhattan.
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the sign is complete. the 225-foot tall mural is sat the corner of 8th avenue and 34th street near madison square garden, and cbs 2 is your source for the papal visit, arrivalling on the 24th and leaving on the 26th. look for live coverage here on cbs 2 and streaming live on cbsnewyork.com. >> that mural, that's great work, is it not? >> beautiful! >> really well done. will work for alcohol? >> sanitation workers accused of making aggressive demands. >> he made it clear we would have to supply liquor on a weekly basis. one local owner is fighting back after they refused to take out his trash. and a man hunt is underway in illinois after an officer is killed. intense moments far kentucky clerk who will not sign off on same-sex marriages because of her commitment to
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time is now 6:42. no more heat wave, but it will feel like it. >> it will be a close call. we could hit 90. we will likely see 90 or 90 plus west of the city. cooler for parts of the island, and it's the heat and humidity combined. feeling like 90 plus. in your our building today, scott pelley celebrating. the cbs evening news going from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. love that, and i love scott.
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speak softly and carry a big stick said for the first time. you can do whatever you want with the $10 bill, but keep hamilton on some money. get rid of jackson. numbers around the area, there's variety around the area, and there's 72 in east flatbush, and 69 in staten island. six o'clock 4 in the hamptons, and 7 -- and 64 in the hamptons, and the dew points are still high. in the mid-60s, and issues with fog. there's variety here, and parts of the island and even the jersey shore are dealing with stickiness. still summer, and 21 days until fall.
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tell that to the kids getting on the bus today. it is going to be hot and humid through the weekend. 89 tonight, and still sticky. later tonight into friday, we will see the chance for shower and thunderstorm activity, which we need, and then we will see cooler readings the first part of the weekend. what's going on on the highways? >> the nation's busiest railroad causing problems for commuters here. the l.i.r.r. eastbound trains currently suspended from penn station to jamaica because of signal problems, and only limited westbound service from jamaica to penn station on the main line, woodside, and the port washington branch it always on our facebook page. it's detailed. anticipate cancellations and 30 minute delays, and subways are cross honoring the e. train at jamaica and the 7 train at flushing, main street, and woodstye.
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alternate-side parking rules in effect citywide, and especially with school starting for some students today, remember to be safe, don't text and drive. a cbs 2 exclusive, sanitation workers accused of trying to shake down a jersey city bar. allegedly they are demanding liquor to haul away the trash. the owner of the pint says it started 2 weeks ago. you can see the surveillance video of the man walking up to the window and demanded the employee step outside. >> he informed my employee his supervisor told him he could no longer pick up our recycling, but he would do so if we bribed him with liquor. >> the incinerator authority is contracted by the city, and the office of stephen philip says the authority has a long history of corruption, and they are working to shut it down. they are investigating the alleged bar shakedown.
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jimmy superfly snuka is behind bars this morning, charged with murdering his girlfriend 32 years ago. the victim from brooklyn was found dead in a mow fell room in allentown, pennsylvania. it's believed he beat her and denied her medical care. snuka's autobiography came out, and they used that to build their case. police are searching for three cop killers in illinois. officers are searching door-to- door for the gunman. the 30-year police veteran was found shot after getting into a foot chase with the suspects. he was married with four children. a standoff over same-sex marriage in kentucky continues this morning. >> kim davis has less than 24
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hours to respond to a federal judge's motion calling her to court. >> reporter: kim davis is being summoned to federal court tomorrow. she has until the end of business today to respond to the latest motion in the case. >> we are not issuing marriage licenses today. >> based on what? >> reporter: on tuesday she defied the supreme court again. under whose authority? >> god's authority. >> what i will not tolerate, people who want to use their beliefs to discriminate against other people and make other people's lives hell. >> reporter: davis says it was spurred by a religious awakening coming after her fourth marriage. tuesday she said it is not a light issue for me. it's a heaven or hell decision. davis stopped issuing all marriage licenses in june rather than complying with the legalization of gay marriage. she refused to resign despite
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the potential of steep fines or even jail time. >> davis again has been married four times and also has two kids out of wedlock. she refuses to resign her position. you may want to check your freezer for packaged corn thacked be part of a recall. it could be contaminated with listeria. 16-ounce packages of wildwood super sweet whole kernel corn and market basket cut corn, 40- ounce pacts of bountiful harvest kernel cut corn and west creek frozen vegetables cut corn. the products with were sold in new york, new jersey, and a dozen other states. they say you're as young as you feel, but your heart may be older than your chronological age. nearly 70 million adults in the u.s. have hearts that have aged beyond their actual years. 8 years is the average for men,
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and 5 years for women. the biggest risk factors include obesity, alcohol, and smoking. the google icon has slightly changed. there's a new type face, and it is the most significant name change since 1999 when google dropped the exclamation point from its name. how you can get a free ticket to an opening show for new york fashion week. >> but first this week's morning sports update. >> yankees beat the red sox, 3- 1, and the bluejays won so they still trail a game and a half. the yankees trying to win the
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6:52 on this warm wednesday. 89 in the city feeling warmer with the high dew points, and parts of the area warm today. we are still cooking, and mid- 80s for long island. and that said, elevated ground ozone. coastal connecticut included here as well today. going to the beach this weekend? looking good. sunday into monday is hot and steamy. mountain getaway?
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you're flirting with 90 for your labor day monday. >> john, the l.i.r.r., eastbound trains suspended from penn station to jamaica because of signal problems and limited westbound service from jamaica to penn station, and on the main line and woodside and penn station on the port washington branch, and anticipate cancellations and possible 30 minute delays, and subways are cross honoring the e. train and on the 7-rain at flushing street. it's all posted to our facebook page. especially with school starting for some today, remember to be safe and don't text and drive. new york fashion week is opening up, and for the first time 1200 tickets will one for grabs for the september 11th show available online beginning at 10:00 this morning.
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it's first come, first serve for the givenchy show. the venue has not yet been announced. we check in with gayle and norah. >> we are leer with bright shining facing. >> we are here and we are outside of chicago, too. a massive man hunt is underway. police are looking for three suspects involved in the shooting of a police officer. and a county clerk in kentucky is refusing to grant same-sex marriage licenses. and the history-making nfl coach. how she got some of the toughest guys to listen up. i love her already, and i don't know a thing about her. mary, this begs a question, what do you do when you need chris to listen up? >> he knows. >> she pokes me! >> i always pay attention to
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anything any of you ladies say. if you say it, i'm listening. >> that's good. >> bye, guys, see you at 7. for the first time you can watch nfl game from the your computer or digital devices. cbs will stream regular season games online, and on october 4th. matchup from london will be dreamstreamed and so will be the big thanksgiving afternoon games with carolina and dallas. you that to look forward to. 6:55. what you need to know before
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here's what you need to know before you go. several people are confirmed dead in a house fire in long branch, new jersey. police officers were the first to arrive overnight, but they could not get inside because of the intense flames and smoke. the death of freddie gray will come become a federal judge today. the demonstrations are planned around the city. stock futures higher this morning. the dow jones fell by 469
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points, and the nasdaq following 140, and now there's new worries about china's economy. now to traffic. >> thank you, chris, anticipate the westbound cancellation delays of up to 30 minutes if you're traveling on the l.i.r.r. because of signal troubles. there's limited subway service. subways cross honoring the e.7 and 2 and 3 lines. check out our facebook page for all details on the alert. john? >> be comfortable, too. pies yourself for another hot and humid one today. flirting with 90 again. fog out the door, mix it away, and it's a sunny and dry one today. a chance of a shower or thunderstorm late on thursday, and now pushing that into and through part of your friday as well before the weekend shapes up. >> john, thank you. another check of news and weather in 25 minutes. >> thank you for watching. i'm mary calvi.

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